Child rescued from water at Fife beach and flown by helicopter to hospital

A child was taken to hospital by helicopter today after being rescued from the water at tensmuir Beach in north-east Fife.

By Allan Crow
Thursday, 12th August 2021, 8:11 pm
Pic: John Devlin
Pic: John Devlin

The youngster was one of three people rescued in the incident, which happened around 1:00pm.

The emergency sparked a response from the coastguard and ambulance service.

The child was taken to hospital, but no details have been given about any injuries.

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A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the busy beach around lunchtime, and were joined by a helicopter and the coastguard.

“We dispatched one ambulance and one special operations team to the scene.

“One child was airlifted by the coastguard to Ninewells Hospital.”

The helicopter landed on the beach to make the short journey across to Dundee.

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